Last month it became clear that Samsung is entering the gaming streaming market with its own service called PlayGalaxy Link. Unlike the xCloud and Googling Stadia project, the Samsung platform is not a cloud service. Instead, owners of Samsung phones can stream games from their own PCs. Today the company has released the first beta version of its gaming streaming app.
Imagine that you can play a game on a PC and then continue to play it on a smartphone without having to store it in the memory of a mobile device. Sounds good right? This is exactly what PlayGalaxy Link is offering. What is extremely important is that PlayGalaxy Link is a free service – at least for the time being. Through it we can:
- play PC titles over any network: We can connect to a PC via Wi-Fi or a 4G/5G mobile network.
- Create your own games library: You can create a library of titles that you have installed on your PC.
- use Bluetooth controllers and on-screen keyboard: PlayGalaxy Link supports Bluetooth controllers, mice and keyboards. We can also play with personalized soft keys.
- use Wake on Lan: Wake on LAN allows you to turn on your computer via your local LAN.
- Use the glap controller: This is an optimized Bluetooth gaming controller for Galaxy phones.
PlayGalaxy Link Requirements
What are the hardware and system requirements to use PlayGalaxy Link?
- OS: Windows 10
- GPU: NVIDIA GPU NVIDIA GTX 1060 or higher, AMD Radeon RX 550 or higher
- CPU: Intel Core i5 or higher
- RAM: DDR4 8GB
- AP: Gigabit router
- Phone: GALAXY NOTE 10/ 10+ (other models coming soon)
- OS: Android 9.0 (PIE) or higher
To start playing, download the PlayGalaxy Link app to your PC and phone, log in to the same Samsung account, select our PC, and press the START button to connect to it. The app will automatically detect games you have installed, but you can also add them manually if something is missing.
The PC application will be downloaded from Samsung’s website and the phones from Galaxy Store. For now, the service is available only for Galaxy Note 10 phones in the United States and Korea.